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FS3009: TOPIC IN FILM AND VISUAL CULTURE A (2022-2023)

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Course Overview

This course will examine Latin American Film History, from the 1970s to today, with a feminist perspective, which means not only focusing on female directors but questioning auteurist and director-centric paradigms. We will explore women-led cinematic processes and practices and the emancipatory potential of the moving image. A range of theoretical and methodological approaches will allow us to go beyond what appears on-screen and understand the entire life cycle of the films — from inception to circulation — conceiving the cinematic texts (movies) as material, ideological, emotional and aesthetic testimonies of their practices of production and distribution. Selected case studies will take us on a tour around non-canonical histories of Latin American cinema, from the Caribbean to the Andes, always embedding carefully the cinematic processes in the vibrant social contexts and collective subjectivities from where the images emerge.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 3
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Isabel Segui

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

This course will examine Latin American Film History, from the 1970s to today, with a feminist perspective, which means not only focusing on female directors but questioning auteurist and director-centric paradigms. We will explore women-led cinematic processes and practices and the emancipatory potential of the moving image. A range of theoretical and methodological approaches will allow us to go beyond what appears on-screen and understand the entire life cycle of the films — from inception to circulation — conceiving the cinematic texts (movies) as material, ideological, emotional and aesthetic testimonies of their practices of production and distribution.

Selected case studies will take us on a tour around non-canonical histories of Latin American cinema, from the Caribbean to the Andes, always embedding carefully the cinematic processes in the vibrant social contexts and collective subjectivities from where the images emerge.

The students will leave the course knowing how to interpret and write about cinema in a feminist and decolonial way. The course will provide theoretical and methodological tools suitable to be used by them in any geographical context and historical period. As for assessment, the students will research and write academic essays. They will also create public engagement materials, such as podcasts, choosing from various on- and off-Screen topics. They will also be given the opportunity to curate a film series. The podcast and curation exercises are designed to be produced, consumed and discussed collectively.

 


Contact Teaching Time

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Details, including assessments, may be subject to change until 31 August 2023 for 1st half-session courses and 22 December 2023 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

Essay

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 50
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Feedback Word Count 2000
Learning Outcomes
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Public Engagement Activity

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 30
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Seminar Assessment Mark

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 20
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Formative Assessment

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Course Learning Outcomes

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